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Price Three Cents.
Conspirators Against Dreyfus Fas
Losing Courage.
The Dnncem Thnt Mcnnced the Ite
nuhlfc yon Hnoldlj DlKuitpcarlnK;
J. Itl- Douht Thnt the I'rlmnicr
"Will He At-unltted A Triumph
fur JnMice ninl Civil Authorit.
(EprcUl Cablc;rram Copyrighted )
Tans, July 15. Yesterday's uneventful
celebration of the national holldar seems
to mark the- disappearance of serious dan
ger to the Republic In connection with the
Dreyfus affair. All connected with the
Dreyfus conspiracy have completely lost
courage, and there Is now small reason
to fear opposition to the re-establlshment
of Justice In France. Public opinion is
sufficiently enlightened, so that It Is no
longer possible for the Merclers, Bols
deffres, and Zurlindens to appeal success,
fully to popular passions. They are chiefly
engaged In attempts to save what they
can of their ruined reputations.
A great deal has been printed during the
week about the terrible spsclal tortures of
-which Dreyfus was the victim during his
Imprisonment. The truth Is bad enough,
but undoubtedly there has been consider
able exaggeration, the purpose being to in
crease the revulsion of feeling which Is
proceeding rapidly enough by natural
means, now that the eyes of the people
have been opened. In fact, these tactics
overreach their object and probably will
not be persisted in by Dreyfus friends.
Their thirst for retribution is Intense, but
the Government holds fa moderate opinion
of the extent to which they should be
There is no genuine popular resentment
against the mild and Just measures which
have been taken in the cases of Generals
Zurlinden, Pellleux. Denlel, and the like.
The result of the trial Is universally re
garded as a foregone conclusion, but the
drag-net enquir) which the Government
has apparently decided to make in order
once more to silence such malicious fools
as Beaurepalre seems almost unnecessary.
It is both hopeless and absurd to Imag
ine that any genuine fresh evidence of
guilt will be forthcoming against Drejfus
after the vindictive conspirators have
sought in vain for five years. It seems In
evitable, however, that the process of vin
dication will be- drawn out for three lon,j
weeks before Dreyfus is legally proclaimed
the innocent victim of the blackest con
spiracy of the age.
iVnchlxmcn Hope the Brftnnnln Will
Bent Her o CnthuHianni.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted )
London, July 15. There Is an interest
ing rumor in circulation in connection with
the Cup challenger. It has been noted
with some surprise that the Britannia has
been most elaborately refitted for next
wreck's trial race, although there Is no
other contest In which she is entered thl3
season. She has been entirely recoppcred
and a new set of lighter steel spars pro
vided, the alterations costing fully 7,5uu.
There is an evident determination to get
the best possible out of her against the
Shamrock. There are strong hopes that
she will beat Llpton's boat. Should this
happen, or If, indeed, the Shamrock should
fail to win by nearly a half hour, it would
be hopeless for the challenger to sail
against the Columbia. There arc a great
many yachtsmen on this side who would be j
delighted at such a contretemps. In fact, '
It Is useless to disguise the fact tnat th;
Shamrock and her owner fail Co command
any popular enthusiasm in England.
The secrecy with which it has been at
tempted to surround everything connected
.with the boat, aroused at first some cu
riosity, but this has been changing to
amusement, even mild contempt. As a re
sult the press almost ignores her exis
tence and the public naturally has become
Indifferent. As for financial backing of the
Shamrock's chances. It simply does not
exist. The idea of betting even money
Is ridiculous, and not a single wager of
any considerable sum even at odds has
been reported.
It is impossible to credit the Prince of
"Wales with a malicious, desire to force
Llpton to withdraw his challenge by beat
ing the Shamrock with the Britannia, but
there Is no doubt that the Prince's boat will
do her very best against the challenger
next Tuesday.
lCinxc lluuihert's Determined Cam
paign I'fiKt WeeillnB Them Oat.
(Special Cablegram CopyrlRhted )
Rome. July 15 The campaign against
brigandage in Sardinia ordered by King
Humbert after his last visit to the island
continues merrily. Since it was started in
earnest two months ago eighty-nine bri
gands have been killed or captured and
three or four hundred men have been
thrown Into prison for complicity. If
things proceed at this rate Sardinia will be
safe to travel in before long. The last
fight was a spirited affair, doing equal
credit to both sides. The brigand force
was composed of members of several bands
who were compelled by -vigorous pursuit
to take refuge In the Morgogllal forest, on
the slope of a mountain range. There they
believed themselves safe, for the hills were
almost Impregnable, but the authorities at
Sassari have been put on their mettle by
prizes from Rome and promises of decora
tion as well as monetary reward, and they
resolved by a bold attempt to bag the lot.
Every available soldier In Sardinia was
called Into the district and a military cor
don placed around the forest. Then,
guided by local peasants. Commandant
Gsgllo proceeded with fifty soldiers and
thirty gendarmes on a forced march with
the object of surprising the band. They
were not quite successful, as the brigands
had posted videttcs in approved style, and
the troops were seen long before they could
get to close quarters The fight lasted an
hour. In the course of which five brigands
were killed and about a dozen wounded
Ultimately the survivors fled to the top of
Mount Morgogllal, where they are now be
ing besieged without the hope of breaking
through the cordon. It is proposed to
starve them Into surrender. The troops
lost one officer and two men killed and
several wounded.
The Siiatiluli Cahliirt Situation.
Madrid, July 13. The Queen. Regent will
remain In Madrid until the closing of the
Cortez. The position of the Cabinet is
Pennsylvania Itullroad.
$10. Tour to Majiri FilU. Special train,
July 57.
A CrlxlH 111 !-illli Africa Thoilicht to
Hue Been I'OKtiioiied.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted )
London, July 15. The position of affairs
in the Transvaal, although neither clear
nor settled, shows no signs of immediate
danger. England's warlike preparation. In
cluding the constant despatch of troops
and large quantities of war stores, lends
a bellicose air to the situation, which Is,
to a considerable extent, misleading The
opinion in financial circles is that the
crisis is distantly postponed with Improved
hopes of a peaceful outcome. Anyway, a
lengthy period of further negotiation
seems certain before war can be considered
Sir Alfred Milner's Demands for reforms,
which were almost like an ultimatum and
were rapturously welcomed as such by the
greater portion of the English -press, have
not been treated so by the British Gov
ernment. President Kruger has definitely
refused Milner's demands, and Is now hur
rying through the Volksraad his own
measure. Its exact significance is very ob
scure, but it is1 perfectly clear that it
falls considerably short -of Milner's "abso
lute minimum," and Outlanders vehement
ly oppose It.
But It Is significant that Chamberlain
has not uttered a word in criticism, merely
saying that he does not quite comprehend
It, and has therefore cabled a request for
a copy with an elucidation of certain
clauses. Despite the fact that his sup
porters in the press are loudly demanding
Milner's bill of war, one may reasonably
Infer from Chamberlain's words suggest
ing a postponement of the discussion In
the Volksraad, "If the law Is meant to
effect a settlement of the question," that
he-Is willing to accept something less.
Connictlnic Vlevvn of the Emperor's
IonIuIc VlNlt to PiirlN.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
Berlin, July 15. The recent exchange of
courtesies between the Kaiser and Presi
dent Loubet have created a widespread Im
pression in Germany that it is preliminary
to the Kaiser's going to Paris in 1900.
While the greater portion of the Berlin
press approves, the "Kreuz Zeitung '
strongly opposes It, saying that the Invi
tation ought to be declined if received,
"because wc have no guarantee that the
population of Paris will observe the atti
tude we must require In such an event, and
we should regret If a whole nation were
forced to pav that penalty for the action
of an uncouth mob." But the French Gov
ernment is hardly likely to extend the In
vitation unless it Is satisfied that .there is
no danger of a hostile demonstration.
Its Work: 3Iny lie I mpoMingr in Wordn,
lint Hnrdls In Vnlne.
(Pp-fiat Cablegram Copyrighted.)
The Hague, July 15. Some form of
agreement with the direct sanction of the
Governments, will probably be reached
within a. few days by the delegates to the
Peace Conference. The arbitration scheme
will not go beyond the features already
announced and the net result of the Con
gress will be more imposing in words
than in practical value.
Some opposition has developed to the
Idea of International commissions of en
quiry when mutually agreed to by the
disputants as preliminary to or a substi
tute for direct arbitration. It is pointed
out that the proposed commissions of en
quiry will be in no respect judicial in
character, their function being similar to
that of a master appointed to take testi
mony by an English or American equity
court. It is not expected that the con
gress will adjourn until a fortnight, and
its report will probably include a recom
mendation for a future conference.
It Ik Severed Trom SipnnlKh Control
A Cardinal for Sonth America.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
Rome, July 15. The Pope is reported as
much pleased at the success of the coun
cil of the Blshop3 of the Latin South Amer
ican Church, which has Just concluded its
deliberations at Rome. Subjects which
were expected to show differences of opin
ion almost impossible to reconcile were
disposed of with a minimum of friction.
Perhaps the most important was the
scheme for severing the Latin-American
Episcopate from the Jurisdiction and con
trol of the Spanish primate. This was final
ly Imposed, despite the vehement protests
from the Spanish Church government, and
henceforth the Church of South America
will have an American born primate
chosen by the Pope himself. In the future,
also, there will be an Identical liturgy,
ecclesiastical code, etc, for the South
American Church, Irrespective of the
States wherein they are located.
The council's report was submitted to
the Tope this week and was formally ap
proved. The new primate will be nomi
nated at the next consistory and will be
immediately raised to the dignity of a
Cardinal. In this connection there is a
great diplomatic struggle now at the Vat
ican by the representatives of the various
South American Republics for the honor
of having the seat of primacy within Its
borders. Chile is furiously jealous at the
idea of the Cardinal being Installed at
Buenos Ayres. on which Argentine insists
by virtue of her wealth and territorial
greatness. The Republic of Brazil Joins
Issue with Chile on these grounds, and
Mexico demands the primacy on account
of seniority.
A cvv ova Scotia Lorni.
Montreal, July 15 The new Nova Sco
tia loan of $800,000 at 3 per cent has been
successfully floated In London. The stock
was offered to the public at a price not
less than 95 per cent. The average of the
tenders received was 95 3-4 per cent. The
amount offered to the Nova Scotia Gov
ernment was -C313.C00, or nearly twice as
much as rcqulrai.
SIlHhnp to the Slinmrnelf.
Covres, July 15 The Shamrock, off No
man, carried away what is supposed to
have been her throat halyards and te
turned to Cowes. The accident to the
Shamrock was very slight. The latest ac
count of the mishap says that while the
crew were trying to lighten a set of run
ning gear aloft which was unable to stand
the strain, the mainsail came down by th
run. The Shamrock returned to Cowcs
under mainsail, stavsall, and Jib.
' j
Doe yat Affeel Amerlen.
Berlin, July 15 The firms Interested in
the American meat trade declare that the
action of the authorities of Rheinish
Prussia, Oldenburg, and elsewhere In pro
hibiting the Importation of fresh meat from
Belgium does not affect America as there
is practically no trade In this class of
meat. The measure, they say, merely
pleases the agrarians.
Deuth of Jeanne chvverln.
Berlin, July 15 Jeanne Schwerln, the
leader of the German women's movement,
died today from the effects of a surgical
I.nrnr Cnvernn i la II. A O., l.I.r,.
Thursday, July 20 Special train from II k
O. depot, 8 15 a. m.; $3.50 for the round trip,
including admission to the taverns.
I"lnn,n IlaHlneHN Colics, Mh and K,
Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 a jeir.
The Detroit Street- Railway Deal
Declared Off.
Tom I,. JolniKon GrtM DlNcnistcd and
EihIh Further Xcfcotliltlonx Vrnii
clilnc ConditloiiM tu lie Henceforth
Itlciri!) Enforced :t-Cent Tares
and Tranbfern Go Glimmering.
Detroit, July 13. Tho Tom L. Johnson
Pingree Commission scheme to se.l tte
railways of Detroit to the munl;ipalty for
$17,500,000, guaranteed by a forty-clght-jear
franchise, has gone glimmering. Tom
Johnson himself struck the deciding b ov
when he ordered Bernard Clark, who fig
ures as the President of the Metropolitan
Railway Company, which holds the option
on all the Johnson and R. T. Wilson lines,
to write the following letter to Governor
Pingree as president of the municipal
He ore satisfied that it is not feasible to con
sumate, under exiting condition, the plans of
transferring tho slrcct rallwaj property to vour
company. We mut face squarelr the proposition
which the opponents of the plan put forward,
tliat our franchises are running out and that
when the do expire we shall have an expensive
plant on our hands which the opponents of the
plan say the can compel us to wll at a ruin
ous sacrifice unlcs we are willing to accept a
new franchiH.- on their terms. A e must to man
age the railways In the mean time, if po.-sible,
to prevent the loss so threatened Low (ares and
short franchises are incompatible if railwais are
to be run tor profit as a pnvate enterprise,
llrlngmg our negotiations to an end we thank
OU heartil for the courtesy and fairness which
jou have shown to us throughout.
This letter was evidently prepared last
night or this morning, when the aldermen
who favored the plan began to desert in
groups of twos or threes and left no hope
for the passage of the franchise over the
major's veto. When this was done there
was nothing for it but to give up, and Tom
Johnson left for New York In no pleasant
mood. The covert threat conveyed In the
letter that the railway company must so
manage its property as to make it pay the
most possible Is taken as an indication
that the present owners will go back to
straight 5-cent fares and no transfers and
force to the last every condition of their
franchise. Manager Hutchins said he must
refuse to discuss the change from the pres
ent fare of 3 cents to the new rate, but it
will come at no distant day.
There are those who believe that this
Is only a trick on the part of Tobnson
and Pingree to lull the public until they
can spring a new scheme to accomplish
their end. This does not look feasible.
Judge Speed, legal adviser -for Governor
Pingree, said tonight: "No further move
will be made. Nothing will be done. The
whole effort w, be SMKiS "The post I
tion of the Governor is just this: He has
made an honest effort to give the people
three-cent fares, and if that effort is de-
feated the responsibility is not his He
will give up the effort and let Major May
bury bear the brunt of the failure."
Governor SajerN Receives Vlnnj Coil
trlliutloiiH of Mono.
Austin. Tex., July 15 Cash contribu
tions from charitable people ot other States
poured into Governor Sayers' office today.
Most of them were small amounts,, but they
aggregated a considerable sum. The relief
committee In the several counties ot the
State continue the work ot raising focd
supplies and clothing, and many carloads
were shipped to the destitute people to
day. State Health Officer W. F. Blunt is
still in the stricken region investigating
the sanitary condition. Sickness among
the refugees has Increased with alarming
rapidity. Governor Sayers issued the fol
lowing statement this evening:
The impression lias gone abroad that a la-re
portion of Texas lias been inundated. This 15
erroneous. The damage from the flood caused
Li excessive rains lias hern confined to the valley
of the Brazos Itiver, which is a very small part
of this great State. Crop-, in other portions of
the State arc In excellent condition, and have
been benefited bv the ncent rains. Thev promise
a most bountiful harvest.
A Mb lit of Disorder After the
works at Cherbourg.
Paris, July 15 After the display of fire
works at Cherbourg last evening, a dis
turbance arose, in the course of which
the marine Infantry destroyed the decora
tions and handled tho police roughly. Nu
merous arrests were made. Early this
morning the rioters besieged the police
station, demanding the release of their
comrades. The rioters tried to provoke
the soldiers bv insulting cries, but the
military were unmoved by the shouts of the
mob. The police and military finally suc
ceeded In restoring order. Though a num
ber of persons were injured, there were no
fatalities. The subprefect and the public
prosecutor remained near the scene of the
disturbance throughout. The riotous ma
rine Infantry seized a woman in the Place
de Cbaucon and stripped the clothing from
her. It Is expected that severe measures
will bo taken against the rioters.
DlH(ledli-nee at Saiidiivvn Park Mil
llctllt in IHh SuMpenMlon.
London, July 15 After repeatedly cau
tioning Sloan for disobedience at the start
ing post In tbe getaway for the Warren
Nursery Stakes at Sundown Park today,
the starter, Mr. A. Coventry, reported the
American Jockey for disobedience. The
action of Mr. Coventry, who Is one of the
most lenient turf officers, was doubtless
well justified and will probably result In
Sloan's suspension for the racing term.
I'reueh and Itallnu Tronpn diKnfre
in l'li-ree ltlotlnir.
Canea, Crete, July 15 Serious conflicts
took place jesterday between the French
and Italian soldiers stationed here. Five
men were wounded, and two, one a French
man,and the other an Italian, subsequently
died. The Trench and Italian officers and(
the Consuls succeeded in restoring order,'
and the troops are confined to their quar
ters. (iraie Strike Situation In Spnln.
Madrid, July 15. In consequence of the
gravity of the strike situation at Balboa,
where 10,000 workmen will hold a mass
meeting tomorrow, the Government has
taken most drastic measures to prevent
A Street Itnllvvio .Sued for (120,0(10,
Norfolk, Va., July 15. John Rlxey
Smith has brought suit In the court of
law and chancery against tho Norfolk
Street Railroad Company for J20.000 dam
ges. Mr. Smith was struck by a broken
trolley wire about two wcks ago nad re
ceived a severe shock, which paralyzed his
entire left side for a time.
Get uur cnnli price in PaintH, Olli,
and clss. P. S Vl arren Co . 515 Ninth nw.
9IO to Nincarn PuIIh and Return.
Special train, via Pennsylvania Railroad, July
He Declare- the" Civil Service Com
ininnlnn AVoh Deceived.
Boston, July lD.-jChalrman Mark S.
Brewer, of the Civil -Service Commission,
who has been conducting the recent hear
ing of the charges against Senator Gal
linger, and who is now in Boston, is very
angry over the way Senator Chandler nul
lified the work of the Commission through
failure to produce the evidence which he
promised the board he would have on hand.
"You may say tbis for me," said tha
Commissioner, "that the Commission was
prossly deceived by Senator Chandler's
communications, which demanded an of
ficial enquiry, for we were led to believe
tht he had personal knowledge of the vio
lations, or could lay his bands upon men
who would appear before us with convict
ing testimony, as I might show you by the
letters he wrote, and that when we came
to Concord witnesses would appear before
us and state plain facts, for I may truth
fully say that nol a person appeared be
fore us who would admit personal knowl
edge of transactions connecting Senator
Gallinger directly with the issuance of tho
"Am I to Infer from that, Mr. Commis
sioner, that no Important results were ob
tained by your investigation?"
"You will readily understand that I can
not commit mvself upon this point. It Is
not for me to say what importance thc.full
Commission may place upon the evidence
recorded. My advice to -Senator Chandler
would have been to take his evidence to
the district attorney, which, under the cir
cumstances, would have been the most sat
isfactory course, as we had not the power
to .subpoena witnesses or administer an
The (IncHtlon of the Retention of Na
tive Citizenship DiHCimied.
Havana, July 15. Senor Segrario, the
Spanish Consul General, held a confer
ence today with Senor Derpalgne, Assistant
Secretary of State, concerning the regis
tration of Spaniards in Cuba who desire to
retain their Spanish citizenship. As the
result of this conference, it was decided
to open registries .in Monday all over the
island. The registration will be made in
the ayuutamlenloc or town halls. Thirty
thousand of the blanks to be used for dec
larations have alteady been distributed,
and it Is the general opinion that not
more than this number will be needed.
Although It Is estimated that there are
200.00Q Spaniards In Guba, It is expected
that a vast majority of them will become!
Cuban citizens and participate in the elec
tions, which. It Is believed, will not be
held until after next April, a year from
the time of the ratification of the Treaty
at raxls". As most; of the Spaniards are
in favor of annexation, there is likely to
be disaffection among the uncompromising
I The Academy ot Science will meet tO-
" ss wnse ta terpreters In
f ,h,, JtL;.. , , J,...r,J " i
TW.. I .nil .n ..A, , r. . t . 1. 1
their examinations to be admitted to prac
tice nere.
Eom$ sixty Cuban soldiers went to the
palace today -to protest U General Brooke
against the failure to" make payments to
day, which they wif etold would be done.
These men .said thit 300 Cuban soldiers
were in a staT-ylng1 condition at tho mu
nicipal depot for mendicants, where only
one scant meal Is given dally,-'Which Is
provided by public charity. They further
said that if they were not paid at once
at least means of transportation should bo
given them so thu they might return to
their homes. Some of them declared that
General Gomez had abandoned them. Gen
eral Rodriguez, Gomez's' chief of staff, also
called at tho palace today to urge the
payment 'of the men on the supplementary
lists, which will probably be opened on
Julv 20. Ceneral'Sanchez Agramonte also
called at the palace to ask that payments
to disabled Cuban soldiers bo made in
the country as well as In the city, ns the
men there are unable to come to Ha
A Game Between Rnniom Lensriie
Clillm Create' n Lively- Scene.
Rochester, N. ,, July 15 The culmina
tion of the trouble between Roshester and
Worcester, which w ere tied day before yes
terday fo- the Eastern League champion
ship, came this afternoon at the Culver
Park Grounds. After n'.ajlng a ten-inning
game, ending with a score ot 4 to 3
in favor of Worcester, the visitors were
stoned from the grounds, most of the play
ers being hit in what was probably the
most disgraceful riot ever witnessed on a
baseball ground. Spectators received a
foretaste of what1 was liable to happen to
day In yesterday's game. It was a decid
edly scrappy exhibition. Smith, who
caught for Rochester, was tho worst of tn.5
lot. The trouble toJa started in the
eighth Inning, when the score was 3 to 0
In favor of the home team. Lush, the
centre fielder, dropped a fly. Then Becker
was touched up for a couple ot singles and
a man crossed the plate.
Rlckerts smashed a long liner to left
field, which the home team said fell foul,
but Wise thought differently and the score
,was tied. Lush then started hostilities by
throwing the ball out of the field, for
which action he was sent to the bench by
the umpire. Rochester failed to score In
its half of tho ninth and in tho tenth Mc
Quald, the visitors' second baseman, sent
a hit to third base. Burke threw wild to
O'Hagen and as McQuaid came to the base,
McQuaid Jumped feet foremost and spiked
O'Hagen In the thigh. The two clinched
and the respective plajers of both teams
started to take a hand In the roiv and it
was only when Horton, of the Worcester
team pulled McQuaid off of O'Hagen that
this particular scrimmage was stopped. A
moment later Kuhon, of the Worcesters,
started for first base on a ground lilt. He
was clearly out, but O'Hagen deliberately
banced both hands Into Kuhn's side.
knocking him down and rolling him over
and over. Kuhn 'Jumped up and started
for O'Hagen, but Iwas held by other Wor
cester players. t
While the Worcester team was leaving
the field a crowd pusned mem about and
several of them were struck by missiles.
Outside the) grounds the crond became
furious, and a storm cf stones fell about
the visitors' heads. Two outsiders who
got Into tho "Worcester carriage were badly
cut aDout tne ncau, uuu dccu. m mu
plajers were severely bruised. The Wor
cesters were getting the worst of it when
they all climbed: cut ot their carriage and
started Into tho crowd, using their bats
freely. The stoning continued, and the
players captured Robert Morler, a fourteen-year-old
boy who was hurling stones.
In response tq a burry call, the police
came on the run. The boy was rescued and
locked up. Two thousand took part In the
riot. Manager Leonard, of the Worcester
team, tonight forwarded to President row
ers and the managers of the Eastern
League charges of rowdyism against
Catcher Smjth, Third Baseman Burke, and
First Baseman O'Hagen. Worcester and
Rochester will play at Ontario Beach to
morrow. The.Law Enforcement League,
of this city,' threatens to arrest the players
If there is h gnmc.
tflMH To Baltimore and He- SI. -Jr.
tarn slu Pelltix Mania Itnllrond.
Tickets on sale Saturday and Sundaj, July 15
and 10, Rood to return until Moml.iv, July 17. All
trains except Conarcttional Limited
JjllO to Chautanqua Had Return.
Pennsylvania Ilailroad, Jul 2. 7.55 a. m
GovernorTyler'sCandidacy Changes
the Senatorial Contest.
The Element Hoxtlle to Senator Mnr
tln'n lie-election Thought to lie
Hard at M'ork llnrniony lit the
I"art SecniH .on Doulitfnl The
Election of Senator l the l'cojile.
The announced candidacy of Governor
Tvler of Virginia for Mr. Martin's seat
in the Senate has given a new and interest
ing turn to the Democratic situation In
Virginia. As stated in Tho Times last
Sunday, It was known that Governor Tyler
had aspirations forthe upper chamber In
the National Legislature, and that he had
been of late frequently in consultation with
his political associates in Virginia as to
exactly what policy he might best pursue
at this immediate time. It Is now thought
that Governor Tyler's advisers had coun
seled him to wait patiently for the present,
as It was generally admitted In Virginia
that the political situation wa3 already
firmly in the grasp of Senator Martin's
friends, and for that reason, if for no oth
er, the candidacy not only of Governor
Tjler, but rhdeed of anyone else, would bs
a hopeless and forlorn fight under exists
ing conditions.
For those and other considerations it
was generally supposed that the election
of the coming Legislature would take place
with the distinct understanding that Sen
ator Martin would be re-elected. There
were not wanting Democrats who pointed
out the wisdom of united action at the
present time. It would be political folly,
they argued, to go out and stir up unnec
essary friction In the party ranks at this
particular moment, when every effort was
making throughout the country to bring
together and harmonize all contending ele
ments In the Democratic party. This argu
ment was not without effect among a large
majority of Virginia Democrats, and was
recognized as reasonable even by those
w bn jre not altogether in love vvith tho
proposition to re-elect Senator Martin. In
uccu, it was tbought that the Virginia
Democrats would this jcar burr, or at
least obscure, their personal differences,
and would take only such action as might
most effectively strengthen the Democratic
party in the Old Dominion and In the na
tion. This expectation, based, though it was,
upon what was regarded as sound political
wisdom, was, nevertheless, destined to be
disappointed- Tho opposition to Mr. Mar
tin, radically weak as It is admitted to
be, is, nevertheless, bent on making- an
open demonstration against his belnff re
elected to the Senate. They are persuaded
to do this not beeause of, but In cpite of,
their evident Inferiority In political or
ganization, and their manifest want of any
Intelligent leadership. They feel, it ill
thought, that their opposition represents
an idea, and they are convinced that the
only methods by which they can empha
size that idea upon the popular mind is
by nominating a candidate jor the Senate
in opposition to .Mr. Martin, and in that
way test the popularity of the princlpls
they are supposed to represent. In a gen
eral way in the Democratic primaries nqd
in tbe county conventions which nominate
candidates for the Legislature.
It is, of course, known that for several
years there has been in Virginia an un
disguised and open hostility to Mr. Martin
within his own party. This opposition
was senslbly'strengthened at the election
several years ago when Gen. Fltzhugh Lee
wa3 cleverly defeated for the Senatorshlp
by Mr. Martin. The sentiment aroused In
certain sections and among certain Demo
cratic factions ot Virginia by the pecu
liarly bold political finesse of Mr. Mar
tin's management was of that singular
characteristic which refuses to be silenced
by the first defeat.
In order to check or counterbalance the
Martin influence, the ontl-Martln faction
hit upon the idea of advocating the election
of United States Senators by a direct vote
of the people ot each State. The question,
wide as it is in Its scope, was nevertheless
narrow, it Is thought, in Us inception,
and not altogether unprejudiced in it aim.
It was hinted that it was being used in.
ly as a political device by which Mr. M
tin might be defeated In contests yet .0
come In Virginia politics. Indeed, Jo com
mon was this opinion that instead or weak
ening, tbe Martin influence steadily gained
strength throughout the State. The in
tensity ot feeling that followed General
Leo's defeat seemed to quiet down into a
general acceptance of tho situation, and
members of the Legislature who had voted
for Senator Martin were no longer com
pelled to explain or apologize for or ex
cuse their action when they happened to
meet their constituents at home In view
of these facts, the Martin following went
quietly, busily on Its way, attending strict
ly to the primaries and doing all it could
contrive to do to strengthen and discipline
the party organization in the State. As a
result of their labors, the machinery was
placed even more securely In tbe hands of
the Martin people than ev er before, so that
when the opposition woke up and began to
examine Its prospects for defeating Mr.
Martin, its leaders found that while they
I had been sleeping and wondering, the Mar
j tin management bad been active and alert
There followed, naturally, a feeling of
, chagrin. It seemed, as has already been
stated In The Times, that the opposition
I to Mr. Martin would acknowledge its In
ability to cops with so formidable an ad
versary and would wisely vleld gracefullv
and accept the situation precisely as they
found It It was thought by reasonable
I Democrats, even among Mr. Martin's ene
j mles, that such would be the wiser thing
j to do, from a purely political point of
view. It seems, however, that the oppo
sition to Mr. Martin is not ruled alto
1 gether by political expediency. They rep
i resent, it Is said, an element which re
j fuses to recognize that the essence of poll
tics Is compromise, and they seem to be
I determined. It Is reported, to carry on the
war as actively and energetically as their
I comparatively weak organization will per
I mlt-
The rallying cry of this campaign will be
tno popular election of United State3 Sen
ators. They realize, it is said, that that
question can bo llttlo affected this jear bv
an expression of Virginia's opinion, even
it that opinion should bo favorable to tbe
proposition to elect United States Sena
tors by popular vote. In spite of this, how
over, the anti-Martin faction and the fol
lowing represented bv the somewhat active
Reform League believe that agitation is
the only means by which their purposes can
be accomplished. r"or that reason the
seem determined to emphasize the question
with all possible Intenslt during the com
ing campaign. For that reason also the
present Governor of Virginia has been nre-
1 vailed upon to enter the race against the
astuto political manager whom Mr. Tyler
(will endeavor to displace In tbe United
States Senate.
The attitude of Governor Tjler in an
nouncing his candidacy Is thought to be
consistently In keeping with his earlier
political activities. It Is remembered that
he has for years kept In closo touch with
what is termed the plain peop'e; and It
is remarked that ho would become the
natural logical leader against the political
regime now typified in tho Martin man
agement. Mr. Tler is also thought to be
popular with the agricultural classes be
cause of his personality and expressed
Go to Chaiitamiua
Via Pennslanla itailroad excursion, 7.55 a. m.
train, Jul) 25; $10 round trip.
and proved sympathy with the farming In
terests of the State. It Is generally con
ceded that the advantages ot the Imme
diate situation rest clearly with Mr. Martin.
Whether conditions will change be
fore the election of the Legislature is a
question that may not easily be determined.
The whirligig of politics spins round as
rapidly in Virginia as elsewhere, and few,
for that reason, may tell what a day may
bring forth. The Interesting point in the
contest is what will be the Immediate and
dtrect effect upon the Democratic party in
Virginia on account ot tho agitation ot a
question tho ultimate decision ot which
rests with both the Federal Congress and
tho Legislatures of each State in the Union.
For that reason, if for no other, the com
ing contest between tho two factions In
the Democratic primaries and the Demo
cratic conventions in the various counties
will bo watched with no little" Interest by
many persons outside, as well as Inside,
tho limits of the Old Dominion.
A Widely Circulated Petition for n
-New Ticket in KentncUy.
Louisville, July 15. While there is very
little talk about tbe movement looking to
the holding of another Democratic State
convention in Kentucky, plans- are being
prosecuted which will almost surely re
sult In a bolters' ticket. During the past
two weeks tbe antl-Goebel sentiment has
been ranva3sed in a cursory way in every
county In the State, and the leaders In this
movement are now convinced that if the
cannot put out a ticket that will win-cext
November they can at least put out one
which will encompass the defeat of Goe
bel. There is to be a mo3t Important and
significant conference along this line at
Mount Sterling, Ky., Monday. It is under
stood that some prominent Demo.ratie
leaders will either be in attendance upon
this meeting or will be under cover to ad
vise its movements. A copy ot a peti
tion which is now in circulation in every
district In the State was seen here this
afternoon. It read3 as follows:
To Whom It May Concern:
Ave, the undersigned "Democrats of Kentucky,
opposed to the pulitkal methods of S-emtor "Will
iam (loebel, nominee o! the so-called Democratic
State Convention held in Louisville, hereby en
dorse the proposition ot the Joe Blacltbutn Dem
ocratic Club of IiOumtlle. askiog that the goctl
Dcmocratls of everv county in the State get to
gether and name three Democrats who shall at
tcrd a conference to be held at some future time
and place to consider the expediency of puttin;
another Democratic ticket in the held in the
State of Kentucky which all true Democrats con
From the best sources of information
obtainable it is learned that these petitions
are to bo sent into every city, town, and
county in the State for the purpose of get
ting signatures. "Already thousands have
signed them, nnd it is believed by those
engineering the plans of the bolters, fully
50,000 signatures will have been obtained
by the middle ot August.
The- Former Governor ;?aln Vctive
In Unckeye Stnte Politic.
Cleveland, July 15. The anti-Bryan plot
In Ohio deepens. ltis now reported, that
former Governor Campbell Is one ot the
. . . n
conspirators. The former Governor an-
nounces that he Is In politics again. This
Is a surprise in Ohio, for in spite of the
rumors that came "West from New York
city that he had joined with Tammany
Hall, Senator Gorman, Senator Daniel, and
others to capture tbe next Democratic Na
tional Conveationrthe Democrats of Ohio
believed tho Governor was out ot politics
Now, however, for some unforeseen rea
son, Mr. Campbell has changed his mind
and has decided to re-enter politics. What
Is more, he has come out for McLean for
Governor. Ills mass convention In Butler
county the other day endorsed McLean,
and again yesterday, at the senatorial con
vention In Hamilton, that rart cf the con
vention (there was a bolt) In which his
delegates sat endorsed John R. McLean's ccntn.ct or even to read It. Mr. MacKIn
candidacy for the Democratic nomination, j non gald tne cniy complaint that cojld bs
This action has caused a political sensa- ,, . , t(, m. e SI1u,i., an!
tlon in Ohio. Campbell's Influence will not
help In the nomination of Br an and the
reaffirmation of the principles of the Chi
cago platform, but quite the contrary. The
circumstances surrounding his return to
politics make a good basis on which to ar
gue inductively of the rumors regarding
the conspiracy between Tammany. Gor
man, McLean, Harrison, and others to be
tray Bryan and the silver issue.
The Date of Her Cup Itaoe AM-.li
Defender .Net set Set.
Newport, R. I., July 15. The cup de
fender Columbia arrived here short'y
after 12 o'clock today, and dropped anchor
back of the torpedo station. Sho came In
under her own sail, and was preceded by
her tender, the St. Michaels. As soon cs
the anchor was dropped Mr. C. Oliver
Iseltn came ashore formal! and telegrams.
She will go to Bristol on Monday. When
she will race off her series with the De
fender for tbe cup offered by th Newport
Yacht Racing Association has not been et
decided. The regatta committee is await
ing the return of Ralph N. Ellis, probab y
on Monday, when all arrangements will be
A SoldlerMn n crlon IMIi-ht at ,cvv-
port News.
Newport News, July 13. Lewis August,
a member ot Battery G, Fourth Artl'.lery,
has been arrested charged with the murder
of Minnie Fargo, who was suffocated it
Phoebus Friday night. It Is charged that
I August's Initials appear on the si k hand-
ktrchlef with which tne woman was
strangled. He belonged to one of the
Pennslvania regiments which took part
In the late war, and calls Sbamokin his
home. When mustered out he enlisted In
the artillery branch of the Regular Army,
and was assigned to Battery G, Tourth Ar
American Me-lnher of the Joint Cum
niiitHtoii Are to Meet Here.
John W. Foster, one of the members of
the Canadian-American Joint High Com
mission, returned to Washington je.ter
day, and held a conference with Secretary
Hay regarding the postponement of the re
assembling of that body, which adjourned
to meet at Ottawa on the 2d of August.
A meeting of the American membars will
be held early next week upon the return
of Senator Fairbanks, who has been in
Alaska Investigating the subject of the
boundary between that territory and Brit
ish America. This conference has been
called by Secretar Hay to determine upot
a line of action to be pursued by the
American members upon the bojndary and
other questions at Issue between the two
Governments, and to agree upon a date fo.
the meeting of the Commission early In
the autumn.
It vvas decided upon some time ago by the
American members of the Commission that
the date of meeting of the Commission
should be postponed from August 2. but
1 no data having been agreed upon Secre
tary Hay has not et Informed the lirltish
Commissioners when It will be agreeable
for the joint conference to reassemble.
This data w ill be fixed upon at the confer
ence to be held this week between Secre
tary Hay and the American members.
One l'nrc to liidlniinpollH nail Itetnra
In IenUMlnnia Itnllrond.
Kor lntcrnatioLAl Convention, Epworth League,
at Indianapolis, tickets wdt be sold Jul IS and
ID at rate of one fare for the round trip For
details, sec ticket agents.
Complete Tie-Up on Two New
England Roads Probable.
Labor TrouMe on the Ilostnii auil
31 n I in- and Scvr York, Aevr llnven
nnd Hartford Comliipr to n Head
Fifteen Tim turn ml Rtuplose L1I.fI
to fiult Work-Came of the Inrcit.
Boston, July 15. The labor troubles on
tho Boston and Maine and New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad systems have
reached a stags where a general striko
seems probable unless the management ot
the roaJa recede from their present posi
tion. Tho strike would Involve fiom
12,000 to 13,000 employts, and, if success
ful, would result In a, complete tie-up of
both systems. The Order of Railway Teleg
raphers Is responsible for the present phase
of the situation. In seeking the adjustment
of what the members consider grievances.
But the employes of other departments
also have grievances and will probably aid
in a general movement to put the railroad
employes of New England In a more favor
able situation. It is interesting to note
that many of tho big roads of other parts
ot this country and Canada have already
adopted practically the same schedule of
jirices that the New England employes are
seeking to have adopted.
The principal demands of the telegra
phers are for a minimum salary of 2 a day
for a day's work of a fixed number ot
hours, with pay for overtime, tl Is as
serted at present that many men who
should be classed as telegraphers get as
low as J30 to U0 a. month and work from
5 a. m. until late In the evening. The em
ployes say they are willing to submit the
whole matter to arbitration, provided the
railroad companies will agree beforehand to
abide by the decision. The management
of tho New York, New Haven and Hart
ford, and ot the Boston and Maine road3
refuse to recognize the organizations of
employes, to sign contracts, or to treat
with them In any way, though they say
they are willing to take up Individual
grievances. The men say the method Is
not a success from their standpoint
Efforts by the Order of Railway Tele
graphers to have grievances adjusted hav
ing met with no adequate result, the next
step was to get an expression of opinion
as to the advisability of a strike from the
telegraphers employed on the roads. Those
on the Boston and Maine road are practi
cally unanimous in favor ot a strike. The.
vote has not yet been taken on the Con
solidated system. The next step will be
to lay the matter before the executive
committee ot the American Federation ol
Railway Employes. This body will then
try to- arrange, a conference with the- roads
Involved and, falling- in settling the trou-
involved and. falling- In settling the trou-
i"- - ."B hDrorau,7M"Vnu1'1u k?ii
1 body will then consider the advlsahUltjr
1 of or(jerng a strike.
I Every organization of employes ca the
I Boston and Maine road made efforts In the
. month of June to have their grievances
1 adjusted, but there was little satisfaction
given In any case. The alleged treatment
cf the Order o Railway Telegraphers by
the olficlals-bf the road will serve cs an
example for them alL.
A committee ot three froni this order,
waited on General Superintendent D. W.
Sanborn, ot the Boston and Maine on Juna
20 and presented for his consideration a
contract drawn by the order. He de: Ine I
to consider any contract or any advance ia
wages, and the next day the commutes
took the case to T. A. MacKinnon, general
iTinn.ippr. who also refused to cors der th3
I ., -. - m!,r ,h rn;ll1 . cnnsld.rln
and would adjust In Individual cases as fast
as the earnings of the road would permit.
Tbe committee put forth the a3seit'on t at
telegraphers especially got too little pay,
but Mr. MacKinnon said that was a matte -of
individual opinion. An appsal to Pjes
ident Tuttle was also a tailuie. he practi
cally refusing to recognize the order as
such. Having exhausted all the usual pre
liminaries in such a case, a vote of the
members wa3 then taken, with the re3ult
In favor of a strike. Even a two-thirds
vote in favor would have been sufficient to
insure the next step. This is to not fy V.
V. Powell, President ot the order, of the
result of the vote. President Povell U
now at his home in Peoria. 111., and It Is
not known Just when he will call the miet
ing of the federated board. On the New
York, New Haven, and Hartford, after tha
order had appealed umuccesjfully to
subordinate officials. President Powell
wrote to Charles P. Clark, President of the
road, nsking for a conference. This ha3
not been granted so far a3 can be learned,
and If it is refused that road will also be
The tSrecinn Capital Imports Nearly
nvcrytlilnir It I Ken.
The State Department has been fur
nished with the following statement re
garding the extent and nature of the busi
ness houses of Athens by Consul McGln
ley, stationed at that place:
There aie in vthtns five dealers in bicycles and
bicycle "lutings" and fifteen hopa which repair
There is ro establishment In the city that keeps
printing mathiner in stock or that nukes a
specultv of that line; but some filteen indi
v-iduah"and firms import such machinery and
supplies to order, motl from England and (,er
man Athens lus over 135 printing houses, about
two-thirds of which do lithographic work, and
it has hit booVuinderies.
The city contains one large furniture faetorv.
which is orated by the inmates of an orphan
bovs' asvlum. Ksidcs which there are about l"-0
carpenter and joiner shoH that make or repair
office and hou-c furniture, but onl twenty make
good furniture.
Athens has twenty (rood stationery stores, some
of whkh tarry very lanrc stks. all deal in
office supplies and some in school supplies.
The tit contains about fort five liardware
stores that deal in stoves, all of which bun
either wood, coal, or coke, and nearly all ut
which are imported from other countries if
Europe. The coiniiai,y that lias tbe monopoly of
the (.-as liglittaE in Athens alone s-lls gas stovel
tor cooking cr heaticc p-ioses.
Murdered and Itohlieil 1 NenroeH.
Joplln, Mo., July 15 A murder and rob
bery by two unknown negroes at Shoal
Creek across the Kansas line occurred
Thursday night. John T Terbln and Moss
Locke, prominent Galena mining men,
were en route to Vtnita, I. T. on horse
back Late last night they were stopped
by two negroes near Shoal Creek cl03e to
Lov.cU Station who forced them to get oft
their horses. The negroes opened fire on
the white men Locke escaped In the dark
ness and got back to Galena this morning.
t Searching parties went out aud found Ter-
bln's dead body witn two Dunet noies
through it The negroes took the white
men's horses and escaped.
The I'oree of the 'rhirt-llrt.
Lexington, July 15. The Thirty-first
Regiment, being recruited at Fort Thom
as, for service in the- Philippines, now
has 257 men enlisted. It is estimated
that the regiment will be complete within
three wcks.
1.." to Paltlniore nnd lU-turn via II.
A. O. Satunlnr and Sundnj.
July 11 and IB, good for return until folh winl
Good on all trains except Itoja Lira

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